Boat demos and clinics in Lakewood, New Jersey
Jersey Paddler Classic Kayak & SUP Demo Weekend
Join us at Ocean County Park for the Jersey Paddler Classic for test paddling, seminars and demonstrations on Saturday, June 6 & Sunday, June 7, 10 am – 3 pm. Both days have free admission for seminars and demonstrations; $8 per person for unlimited test paddling. Bring a paddle and PFD/lifejacket if you have them to save time, or you may borrow them at the Classic. Present your American Canoe Association membership card and pay only $3. Info: jerseypaddler.com

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Hail to the Wild of Spirit! Music, costumes and fun in Miramar Beach, Calif.
Tsunami Rangers / Reef Madness Sea Kayak Race & Festival
The 30th annual Tsunami Rangers / Reef Madness Sea Kayak Race & Festival will happen Sunday, June 7th. Try to come in time for all the pre-race fun & to see the racers launch through the surf out in front at high noon – & then join in for the celebration, feasting & festive awards ceremony after the racers return. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/709622002430357/

Family friendly canoe and kayak race in Jefferson, North Carolina
The 34th Annual New River Canoe (and Kayak) Race benefits Friends of High Country State Parks located in the mountains of NC, USA. Novice, Expert and Championship divisions. Family friendly. Five mile easy stretch on the New River. NOT a shotgun start. First boat in the water June 6th at 9am. Last boat 1pm. Awards at 3pm at New River State Park. Info: http://friendsofhcsp.weebly.com/new-river-canoe-race.html

Kayak for the Warriors in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
A 3.2-mile race around the canals of Pine Knoll Shores in support of Hope for the Warriors, a 501(c)3 rated four stars by Charity Navigator. Fun for everybody – bike rides, family boat race, raffle, hot dog lunch and awards. See www.kayakforthewarriors for more information, to register, or donate. Info: Kayak for the Warriors

Build your canoeing skills at a symposium in Bridgton, Maine
The Maine Canoe Symposium is a volunteer-run, nonprofit weekend event held annually at Camp Winona on Moose Pond in Bridgton, Maine. The Symposium allows participants of all ages to develop an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of North American canoeing heritage and to develop canoeing and related skills through educational workshops, presentations, and hands-on instruction. Info: www.mainecanoesymposium.org

Kayak Rally in Cape May Harbor, New Jersey
Meet at Fisherman’s Memorial on Missouri Avenue in Cape May for a fun paddle. Rally from 9am to noon. Prizes and refreshments at Harborview Marina & Restaurant. Info: business.capemaychamber.com/events/

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